NFC South Morning Jog: Ryan Kalil Guarantees Carolina Panthers' Super Bowl Win

Knox BardeenNFC South Lead WriterJuly 25, 2012

Ryan Kalil guaranteed a Super Bowl victory in 2012.
Ryan Kalil guaranteed a Super Bowl victory in 2012.US PRESSWIRE

Each morning, I like to start the day off with a workout—usually a morning jog. I can clear my head, plan my day and think about what’s going on around the NFC South.


Carolina Panthers

Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer and guaranteed the Panthers would win the 2012 Super Bowl.

Defensive tackle Andre Neblett said he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs because he took an over-the-counter weight-loss supplement. Neblett has been suspended for four games (Rock Hill Herald).

Jon Beason told the Charlotte Observer that he's still thinking too much on the field rather than relying on instincts.

The Panthers traded offensive tackle Jeff Otah so the team could wash its hands of the whole Otah situation and get a fresh start (Charlotte Observer).

The Panthers plan to use a 3-4 defensive scheme more in 2012 than they did last season (


Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution continued its "Countdown to camp" series with a look at the running backs.

Linebacker Lofa Tatupu will miss the entire 2012 season after suffering a pectoral injury in the weight room (Atlanta Field Report).

Linebacker Stephen Nicholas and offensive tackle Lamar Holmes have been medically cleared to begin practice. Defensive tackle Corey Peters has not been cleared for camp at this point (


New Orleans Saints

Saints quarterback Drew Brees was ranked as the No. 1 player on the Times-Picayune top 25 countdown.

Safety Roman Harper talks about Steve Spagnuolo's new scheme in this Q&A.

Also from is a Q&A from Tuesday's press conference with Drew Brees.

Interim head coach Joe Vitt announced some roster moves during his press conference. The team placed Jonathan Vilma on the reserved/suspended list, signed tight end Derek Schouman and wide receiver Marques Clark, and released Kevin Hardy (

Rookie Akiem Hicks may miss the first days of training camp with a fractured hand (Times-Picayune). posted its top 10 storylines for training camp.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers

New head coach Greg Schiano downplayed the problems that surfaced about running back LeGarrette Blount last year, saying they were "all behind us" (CBSSports).

The Bradenton Herald previewed the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers.